I used to think I was saving people, before, back when I was a suburban doctor. That was nothing. The disease that made people into something like zombies didn't just take away the lives of the infected, it took away everything - family, community, civilization itself. How could I save people from that? But the younger ones looked up to me in some weird way, given that I was well past my sixtieth birthday. Maybe they thought it made me wise. And maybe it did, because I knew one thing as clear as day.
We might not all get killed by this world, this disease, but there's no way we're all getting out alive.
SPR review: 5 stars "The book is a strong finale and pushes its characters to their limit without hesitation. Each chapter is tense yet bleak, but the small victories that come with each crossed bridge and hurdle are drunk in by the weary narrator, and the small glimmer of hope he becomes charged with shines on through each terrifying step."
IndieReader review: 4.5 stars "A tale of salvation with all too human characters face the ravages of a pandemic. Coupling their minds with their courage, the small band of sojourners finds their way out of the darkness of impending death to a new beginning for the human race."
"A wonderful story. This series grabbed me from the start and wouldn't let go. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. The characters in this story were amazing. Strong willed, funny and someone that I would have called friend."
"My favorite apocalyptic tale. The quality of writing and the story line are superb. I am only sad to say that "From Blood Reborn" is the last of the series."
"Even though you're reading about a wild, post-apocalyptic time, the tale remains grounded in reality. That's what makes it so chilling."
Keith Soares is an American speculative fiction author who has a potentially unhealthy obsession with Godzilla, so it’s no coincidence that kaiju have made it into some of his stories. His favorite question to ask when writing is, “How would I respond if that really happened, right now?” If he saw a raving, bloodthirsty shamble, he’d call it a zombie. If he suddenly couldn’t be hurt by fire, he’d call that superpowers. If he could harness electricity at will, he’d call that magic.
More than anything, Keith writes stories about family, whether that means the parents that gave birth to you or the friends you’ve had for years. His characters are fiercely loyal, though they often feel like they aren’t up to the job of whatever disaster they’re living through. We all feel that way, sometimes.